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L’Oreal The Queen’s Might Nail Lacquer

L'Oreal The Queen's Might Nail Lacquer
L’Oreal The Queen’s Might Nail Lacquer

It’s a Mighty Mix of Pink and Red

L’Oreal The Queen’s Might Nail Lacquer ($6.69 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a vibrant pink-red with very fine white shimmer. It’s not a true red, but it’s so much more than just a pink. SpaRitual Break of Dawn has large flecks of sparkle and glitter, so it looks quite different, even if at a glance the colors seem similar. Seche Opulent is a bit pinker and has a cream finish. OCC Extravaganza is not a dupe, but it had a similar vibe–it’s just much, much lighter.

The Queen’s Might was fully opaque after two coats.  Despite a rather metallic-like shimmer and finish, there are nearly no visible brush strokes, even under the brightest of light.  The consistency was fantastic; not too thick or too thin, which enabled for an easy, flawless application.  L’Oreal’s formula wears really well on me:  a full seven days with no chipping and very minor tip wear.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Oh, of course! One of the best things about the beauty industry is that there is always something new and exciting just around the corner, so for me, it is often some new product (or new-to-me) that will get me out of any funk I’m in. Then there’s always games you can play with yourself – like close your eyes and grab a few random products, so then you can get your creative juices flowing to create a cohesive look out of what you grabbed.

— Christine
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How to Apply Gel Eyeliner – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Gel Eyeliner

Share your best tips and tricks for applying gel eyeliner!  Feel free to share your first experiences, how you’ve grown, what you’ve learned, and what, ultimately, you found most helpful in learning how to apply gel eyeliner.  (And if you haven’t conquered it, hopefully some of these tips will help you get there!)

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. The applicator is important!  My preference is for a very thin, angled brush (I like MAC’s 208)  The thinner brush allows me to do both thin and thicker lines.
  2. Look up to see how close the eyeliner is to your lash line, because ultimately, you want to the eyeliner to get between the lashes, too, for a very solid, crisp line.
  3. If your hands are unsteady, try stabilizing yourself by resting your elbow on a flat surface.